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FLOYD DEATH BRINGS OUT THE SAD TRUTH ABOUT THE HUMAN RACE … IF IT’S A “RACE,” OUR SPECIES FINISHED LAST

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION MAY 29-31, 2020) — THE PLANET can express no sufficient amount of outrace regarding the horrible death of George Floyd at the hands and knee of Minneapolis, MN police officer Derek Chauvin, the arresting officer among the quartet responding to a report of a counterfeit $20 bill.  Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey has fired the four officers and says he will seek criminal charges again Chauvin.

Clearly, Chauvin went far beyond the submission hold that’s part of the department’s options for forcible “non-deadly” restraint. Nationwide, Floyd’s death aroused near-unanimous condemnation, including President Trump, who ordered an FBI probe while sending condolences to Floyd’s family. Chauvin’s action highlight a long-standing problem among police forces everywhere, one of a bullhead mentality that, when it shows itself, overrides all discipline and training.

Police chiefs across the country condemned Chauvin’s actions. From Reuters: “Two of the most influential police organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, issued statements denouncing the officers’ actions. Even the National Fraternal Order of Police, the largest police union in the world, which usually calls for deliberate consideration after an explosive police-related incident, weighed in against the killing of Floyd.

“’The fact that he was a suspect in custody is immaterial,’ FOP President Patrick Yoes said. ‘Police officers should at all times render aid to those who need it. Police officers need to treat all of our citizens with respect and understanding and should be held to the very highest standards for their conduct.'”

“Yoes also said that ‘the officers are reportedly cooperating with investigators and we must ensure that justice is served, whatever the consequences.’”

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The subsequent actions of “protesters,” however, must be condemned in equally strong terms. Roving bands of vandals, looters, and arsonists — most of them black — destroyed public property, ransacked numerous stores, and set parts of the city ablaze. They aren’t “protesters.” They’re criminals who, by their actions, spit not only on the police but also on Floyd’s grave. Floyd’s family called for peace on the streets, but the criminals were more concerned about stealing TVs from Target.

These street thugs even vandalized the city’s 3rd Precinct headquarters, where Chauvin was based. They destroyed police cars and made the city more dangerous for everyone who lives there. Gov. Tim Walz called in the National Guard to help restore order. The “protesters” hurled bottles at troops, screamed invectives in their faces, and hurled loogies on them. Nice, especially during a pandemic.

The other compelling aspect of this tragedy is the contraindictory role of social media. Chauvin’s murder of Floyd — can it be anything less? — came to light only because concerned bystanders filmed and posted the incident. The police first said Floyd resisted. The film showed otherwise. Some citizens tried to help, but the trio of cops “guarding” Chavin kept them away. Again, film doesn’t lie. That positive, though, also brought on the incendiary action of the mob, dragging one of America’s fine cities into the fire and rubble and making it dangerous for all citizens. Without social media, the city doesn’t go up in flames.

Technology has outstripped our capacity as human beings to deal with life intelligently, with love and compassion. As a species, humanity again has proven it cannot handle freedom. Armed with social media,  “democracy” — literally, “power of the people” — descends into hands of the least common denominators among us.

THE PLANET won’t even mention “racism.” The word has lost all meaning in the viral, online circus that has turned every public situation into powder-keg politics.

It would take a book to explain.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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“As long as there is death, there is hope”Brother Theodore.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Police need to go through mental health response training. When I was arrested in Manchester, NH on June 7, 2007 by city cop John Cunningham, he screamed at the witnesses that he did not care if I (Jonathan Melle) is disabled. After my trial by jury, the Police Chief sent me a letter in the mail apologizing for his police officer’s disrespectful behavior and words.
I believe police should be evaluated for their mental health, too. My arresting police officer should have been made to go through anger management mental health treatment.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

What almost all these cases have in common is subjects failure to comply with officers demands, including in this case. In your case you may have just been an A hole.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

I agree with the fist part of your post. It seems so simple. Don’t give the cops shit and much of this goes away. Not always but worth a try?

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

He was it handcuff with a 200 pound knee on his neck.Its sick to defend this.He will get a reduced charge.

Jonothans DD214
Jonothans DD214
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Always about poor victim Jonathan. Your personality disorder and delusions are shining through.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Jonothans DD214
1 month ago

@”Jonathans DD214″: I do not always see myself as “poor victim Jonathan”. I will never use a human beings’ mental health condition(s) as a weapon to hurt myself and/or anyone else. I am a peer support for my fellow disabled Veterans. I am grateful that I live in a great country that honors me and my Honorable military service in the U.S. Army. I am humbled that I once received a letter from the White House stating the U.S. President (GWB) sends me his regards. I think you are mean-spirited, untrue, and unfair towards me.

Den Tullqueen
Den Tullqueen
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Apparently your disability doesn’t restrict your being able to drive?

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Den Tullqueen
1 month ago

Why would it?

Village Knight
Village Knight
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

I had a friend–Michael. We were born in Soviet Union in 1959.
When I was 18–I went to mandatory military service for 2 years.
Michael didn’t, due to his partial mental disability. Michael was not able to get driver license either. Time passed by.
In 1991 Michael immigrated to the U.S.–legally, got driver license, since he knew his name and address and had all utility bills and passport available and his eye sight was good. Here–in Brooklyn,NY–they never asked him about mental health…All utility bills in good standing, so what esle?
…Michael’s driver license in U.S. was suspended 3 times for speeding, driving under alcohol+last time he fell in deep sleep for 20 min inside his minivan being in driver sit blocking crosswalk! People called police.
3 Police cars came and 10 min hesitated– it looked like terrorism
No problems for driving while being mentally disabled? Are you serious?

truthsayer
truthsayer
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Interesting that when I look at a lot of the guys from my high school class that were considered to be thugs went on to become local cops. One used to practice quick drawing his revolver from the days when cops walked the street. (Shows you how old I am.) He had fun until he accidentally blew out a store window. The others were buddies of Sheriff Carmen and ended up probation officers. Not really the cream of the crop.
For all the complaints I read on this site about Pittsfield police, it’s surprising to see Jon attacked for sharing his police experience. Until you walk a mile in someone else’s shoes….

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  truthsayer
1 month ago

I am not criticizing Johnathan, rather saying that from a police perspective he may have acted like an A hole,not saying he did, or is one.

Kernel Notsandoors
Kernel Notsandoors
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

I think he has a hot temper with authority.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Kernel Notsandoors
1 month ago

Other way around. People need legal counsel to deal with authority. Some pay tens of thousands of dollars (or more) to a law firm.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Chauvin and others were given a pass by Klewless Klobuchar (D) who probably gave into a democrat controled union. If you fight for crazy cops to stay on the job you are just as gulity. That was Klobuchar’s knee on that guys neck.

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  Acute Angina
1 month ago

AA right on target! Chauvin had multiple complaints for excessive force, yet he is still on the force. My guess is the Police Unions are the reason he is still on the force. Politicians are to afraid of not being re-elected to go up against the unions and do whats right!

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Jonathan please do not explain to these Trump admirers. They all think they are real men. Your comments here are informative and knowledgeable. This is a Fox News re election admiration cult.They hate Senator Clinton and President Obama.The ignorant Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh,and self appointed vice president Hannity are paid to brainwash thinking into this crowd.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

TDS

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Acute Angina
1 month ago

TDS= Sean Hannity

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Do you fantasize about him on the toilet too?

Clinton Kisses
Clinton Kisses
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Trump America…no job,no health care,police state,racism,unemployed up to forty million plus,no allies,Dow Down,trillions in debt,no leadership.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Clinton Kisses
1 month ago

It’s been hell since the D-Rats can’t accept our POTUS and have done everything possible to hurt America/Americans for 4 years now.
 
I think wicked witch of the west, Pelousey, will release her flying monkeys if the riots don’t work out . And Soros Antifa fails

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Flying monkeys! Love it!!!!!

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Clinton Kisses
1 month ago

This is how deep state wealthy and corporations want America.Trump has been a one man wrecking ball.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

deep state is a demonrat thing TSC, like clinton, sotero, biden…etc
get a clue!

JoePesci
JoePesci
1 month ago

Can it be anything less than murder you ask Dan? You betcha. How about we wait for autopsy report listing cause and manner of death before stocking up on cash and free TVs along with the arsons? There was actually very little force used other than a knee to the neck which hasn’t been proven to have caused the death at all. Decedent was probably doped up and had pre existing conditions. At the end of the day don’t be surprised if there is never an murder conviction. Maybe manslaughter, maybe. p.s. I paid for my shit at Target yesterday.

General lawsuit
General lawsuit
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

Joe,Unfortunately while waiting for your analysis there will be more mayhem.

General lawsuit
General lawsuit
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

Cool new Biden Political add.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Are you looking to excuse the knee to the neck ?The cops wife his wife is divorcing him after watching his knee on a neck.People at the scene were begging the officer to just take his knee off his neck.They were begging.They watched him die.The cop repositioned his knee as you watch his shoe reposition to put more pressure on the neck……Complete ignorance.

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the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

When he said sir please I cant breath …you did not believe the knee was a problem.How about that knee is now on your wife son or daughters neck. Thats different.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

I suspect the knee wouldn’t be on my wife, son, or daughters neck because we were raised to respect the police, firefighters, and people within our community that keep us safe everyday and not to resist arrest, but rather comply like civilized human beings.

GMHeller
GMHeller
1 month ago

It would not come as a surprise if it was discovered that the core group of fire-starters (most of whom appear on news videos to be white) inciting rioters in Minneapolis are associated with ‘ANTIFA’, with financial support to this core group coming from George Soros and organizations to which Soros provides financial backing.

GMHeller
GMHeller
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

How much of the rioting in Minneapolis, LA, Louisville, and other Democrat strongholds is designed to dissuade black voters from supporting Donald Trump in November and Republicans running for U.S. Senate and House seats?

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

Well Donald is threatening to come in and shoot a few of them so he may lose a few more votes. But this is a serious matter and I hope the clown cars don’t start opening up their doors.

Trumphelium
Trumphelium
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

I hope they continue the protests in Minny. This has got to stop.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Trumphelium
1 month ago

Oh yea. I hope the cops shoot the mo fo’s. They have no right to burn and steal, and threaten to kill cops and white people. They are rioting not protesting. Big difference.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Ahh, they just arrested a black CNN reporter so someone wants gas on this fire. Now who could that be?

shoveling cash
shoveling cash
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Locally wait until the Proprietors gets rolling again Dan. You think the neighborhood was invaded before? with issues…..Why doesn’t the owner of the Lakeview open up his restaurant more, certainly has room to do it the former Reillys? What’s going on there,anyone know? I know it was closed before the pandemic?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-campaign-cnn-crew-outrageously-arrested-in-minneapolis?utm_source=wnd&utm_medium=wnd&utm_campaign=syndicated

President Trump’s reelection campaign defended the CNN crew that was arrested while covering the protests in Minnesota over the death of George Floyd.

The campaign said Omar Jimenez and his crew were “outrageously” arrested Friday morning during a live report on New Day. They were released within two hours.

“Mayor Frey & Gov Walz have completely lost control in Minneapolis in a catastrophic display of failed leadership,” the Trump campaign wrote on Twitter. “The city is on fire & they outrageously arrested a CNN crew. [Trump] called in DOJ to investigate George Floyd’s death. Clear-eyed justice must be served!”

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Black people should never be arrested even if they break the law. I’t racist to do so.

ComeOnMan
ComeOnMan
Reply to  Agent 86
1 month ago

What? You got no problem with stealing from stores, breaking into cash macines, and burning cities down, in the name of justice, and race. Come On Man.

GMHeller
GMHeller
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Democrats control Minnesota as well as city government in Minneapolis. The Mayor and Governor are both Dems. This explains why the Governor still has not sent in National Guard troops, similar to the failure of Governor Newsom of California to send in National Guard troops when ANTIFA was rioting in Berkeley.

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

Of course they don’t want to send in the troops. It’s their core base that’s causing all the destruction.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

I agree totally, GM.

Zee Primio
Zee Primio
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Some here say if you don’t vote here you have no say in local government which I’ve always disagreed with. But someone commenting on issues that doesn’t vote here at all should be ignored….period! In Minnesota..don’t think you’ll see authority of color trying to be a peace advocate this time around. Blacks are fed up as well as many White

General lawsuit
General lawsuit
Reply to  Zee Primio
1 month ago

The mayor won’t tell ya but here in the city keep a watch for predators breaking and entering . Anyone on your property,even walking a dog, they don’t belong there call the police.

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  General lawsuit
1 month ago

If you see da police, warn da brother!

Zee Primio
Zee Primio
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

And suppose Soros set up this incident to begin with. You are a mixed up there mister.

GMHeller
GMHeller
Reply to  Zee Primio
1 month ago

Zee Primio, ANTIFA (like the Dems) does not let a crisis go to waste and members of ANTIFA travel to epicenters of conflict like his one in Minneapolis. Look at the videos. The arsonists setting the blazes are WHITE!

Mr. G
Mr. G
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

Didnt take you long GM. Wow, so the cops murder this dude and immediately it’s another conspiracy to derail the Trump reelection?!? Seriously?!? Another right wing kook conspiracy theory is just what we need right now. And of course the Jews are behind it. Hope your brown shirt still fits. It’s apparently never out of style!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. G
1 month ago

Amy Klobuchar, let that cop off on charges of shooting dead an American Indian in MN when she was a DA, 2006. Chauvin had 10 complaints against him, in 20 years as an officer

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/2006-amy-klobuchar-failed-charge-police-officer-derek-chauvin-shooting-death-native-american-monday-officer-killed-george-floyd/

It also turns out Floyd and Chauvin, may have know each other and had a very recent prior history working security at the same nightclub. Was there previous bad blood between them?

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/shocking-revelation-george-floyd-officer-derek-chauvin-worked-security-minneapolis-club-end-last-year/

Regardless of the murder of Mr Floyd, that is not a reason for the Feral Beasts living in cities to riot, kill, rape (women are being abducted in Minneapolis), and burn. They are destroying places that have nothing to do with this incident. It is an excuse to loot , rob, rape, plunder and pillage.

Chauvin and the 3 other officers are due their day in court. But I am at a loss as to why they have not been charged yet.

GMHeller
GMHeller
Reply to  Mr. G
1 month ago

Mr. G, The Democrat National Committee is DESPERATE to retain the black vote. Trump has garnered tremendous support in the black community the past three years. Though Democrats and ANTIFA won’t admit it, ANTIFA is the military wing of today’s Democrat Party. (Why else, in Democrat-controlled cities, do ANTIFA members rarely get arrested for setting fires and incitement to riot?) Mr. Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis Police has provided another incident where ANTIFA can magnify a local crisis for ANTIFA’s (read: Democrat) national political agenda.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

Violent property-destroying rioters were not arrested, but CNN journalists were. That should tell you something Mr. G.

Mr. G
Mr. G
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

Well GM, it’s starting to look like it was not your mythically powerful ANTIFA Inciting riot in Minneapolis, but rather a few of your boys; white supremacist types, probably some of the same loons who tore up Charlottesville. They start things rolling, watch it burn, then blame those blacks and Jewish-funded ANTIFA. Slick really and a pretty effective way to turn people against reasonable, anguished, righteous protest.

Mae Sorriaas
Mae Sorriaas
1 month ago

Arresting a reporter covering protests? A new low in American Freedom of Press.This would be akin to kicking the Planet-out from weed whacking Hess Gardens? Has anyone seen Hess Gardens lately (formerly Hess Forest) they’ve upgraded it.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Anything short of a murder charge against the cop with his knee of Floyd’s neck would be obstruction of justice. Who puts their knee on someone’s neck like that?

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Trump may pardon the guy and put him in charge of his immigration team. I’m serious.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/van-jones-white-liberal-hillary-clinton-supporter-bigger-threat-black-people-american-member-kkk-video/

CNNs Van Jones:

Van Jones: A “White Liberal Hillary Clinton Supporter” Is a Bigger Threat to Black People in America Than a Member of the KKK (VIDEO)”

Far left CNN host Van Jones said white liberals are a bigger threat to blacks in America than members of the KKK.
Van Jones on Friday morning called out the white limousine liberals.
“It’s not the racist white person who’s in the Ku Klux Klan that we have to worry about,” Van Jones said.
“It’s the white liberal Hillary Clinton supporter walking her dog in Central Park…people like that…who would tell you right now ‘oh I don’t see race, race is no big deal to me, I see us as all the same’” Jones said.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

How do you know that caused murder?

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Turns out it didn’t cause the murder.

General lawsuit
General lawsuit
1 month ago

Looks like they’ll need a new police station. Or two?

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

It’s a progressive city that is allowing all of this violence and destruction. If they cared that the city is being burned to the ground, they would be stopping the looting and burning. It can take 10 years or longer for a city to recover from this type of destruction. This destruction will guarantee that the cycle of poverty will continue that encourages crime, drugs, and violence.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Allowing it? How many more dead would you say there should have been Pat? Do you think all the cops were democrats and just like to take abuse?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

The list of businesses destroyed or damaged is a guarantee that, during a pandemic no less, this city for ALL of the people is in deep trouble for a long time. Most of the businesses are minority owned. Some even put signs in the window of their business saying, “minority owned” thinking that would help them, but no the businesses were destroyed anyway.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

So far they did not put any kids in cages though. So there is that.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Sotero and Holder have been gone a while now Johnny.

In 8 years Barry undid, what it took MLK a lifetime to achive

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Not the issue.

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

The President has allowed 100,000 people to die. He should stick to insulting people that is what he is good at.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

They are not rioters, thieves, looters, and arsonists that deserve to be shot, they are peaceful proteters. Just ask NBC

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

white guys love to loot then be pro Trumpers

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

YOU are a racist POS, TSC, that incites violence like that going on across the nation now

https://dailycaller.com/2020/05/28/armed-citizens-looting-minneapolis-george-floyd-riots/

“Armed Citizens Stand Guard Against Looters In Minneapolis”

“The men described hearing someone talk about people “defending their businesses” against looters, so they decided to “kit up and go see if these guys need help.”

“It turns out these guys are out here with machetes and shattered windows trying to keep looters out of the businesses ’cause cops can’t get in here,” one man said. “So I figured before there were cops, there were just Americans, so here we are.”

“Bottom line, justice for Floyd and I hope they stop looting at some point. If there were more of us we could go stop them from looting, but it’s just us four,” said the man on the right.

“We definitely don’t agree with the looting, but we agree with the cause of the protests,” the other man said.”

truthsayer
truthsayer
1 month ago

Long past due that a person’s genetically controlled skin color or religion or economic background or political leaning or sex or sexual orientation or education or job choice or whatever, should all be the standard by which they are treated.
Time to realize that we’re all in the same boat together.

Sad that we’re still not a heck of a lot better than we first decided to stop living in caves.

My mouthisklozed
My mouthisklozed
Reply to  truthsayer
1 month ago

Whatever Bare

Anea Tudakneck
Anea Tudakneck
1 month ago

Don’t forget there are good-people on both sides. Maybe if the message was delivered to police Authorities that that knee to the neck doesn’t cut it anymore, this wouldn’t have happened.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Anea Tudakneck
1 month ago

Maybe the knee to the neck was not the cause of death????

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Ya think maybe it was suicide?

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Perhaps heart attack, drug OD leading to respiratory arrest or something else. Wait for facts. The ignorant masses want to lynch the police. What about due process?

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

It is already looking like that is the case based on the autopsy, but the public and media have already determined what happened. “The exam concluded that the combined effects of being restrained, potential intoxicants in Floyd’s system and his underlying health issues, including heart disease, likely contributed to his death.”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

Conjecture. “……Likely contributed to his death”

What about THREE cops on top of him, while handcuffed face down, his head driven into the pavement by Chauvin’s knee on his neck for 9 minutes.

Think that “likely contributed”?

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Right you are Johnny. Death was caused by drugs and preexisting conditions not Knee to neck.

Pleeze Cumply
Pleeze Cumply
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Yeah,it could have been a self imposed asphyxiation that lasted Nine minutes.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Can you tell us a good reason why a cop who has a handcuffed guy on the ground and has three other cops with him, would keep his knee on the guys neck for 9 minutes, six of which he said he couldn’t breath and then the other three had no pulse but the guy kept his knee on his neck. What if it was your Father, Brother or child. How would you feel then? Cops have a tough job and often get a bad rap, but this one is clearly deserved. You have to wonder what would have happened if it wasn’t filmed and how many other times it occurs and gets swept under the rug because there are no witnesses or video tape.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  jon doe
1 month ago

And it’s a great excuse to loot, burn, and kill White folk. Cop was likely in the wrong and was fired. Doesn’t mean he is criminally responsible for death. Let’s hear from the ME Joe Blow., or is it Jon Doe?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I copied this from another site but it is relevant to the current topic:

“I was just thinking about the riots and will make an observation. Contrast this:

Last year the houston police executed a no-knock raid on a house. The couple living in the house thought there was a house invasion and shot back. Even the dogs went after the attacker. The police killed both dogs and the couple, who happen to be white. They were poor white and lived in a very marginal area of houston that was Mexican and black. Not a good part of town.

It was very soon after discovered that the raid was bogus, the bad cops fabricated information for the warrant and the couple were in fact guilty of nothing except protecting they’re house and lives. This information came out very soon after the murders and they were indeed murders. The bad cop had a very negative history and should have been removed from the force in the 90’s. I think he’s now in jail.

So, white couple, very poor and bad neighborhood, target by a bad cop, murdered trying to defend themselves (even the dogs were killed)…

And the riots ensues….. NOT.

Contrast that with Minneapolis

Food for thought. “

Shakes
Shakes
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

If they hadnt shot at police and complied with lawful orders, they would be alive today. Too bad they executed themselves and injured 5 police officers.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Shakes
1 month ago

They were murdered. The Cop is now in jail. What don’t you comprehend Shakey?

Bogus warrant, no-knock thugs breaking down your door. Shooting two innocents and their dogs too!

BUT, there was no riots or lootings, why is that Shakey?

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/remember-mass-riots-looting-muslim-cop-mohamed-noor-shot-justine-damond-point-blank-chest-minneapolis/

Do You Remember the MASS RIOTS AND LOOTING After Muslim Cop Mohamed Noor Shot Justine Damond Point Blank in the Chest in Minneapolis?

Damond was shot and killed while wearing her pajamas and speaking to another police officer. Damond called 911 that night to report a possible assault in an alley behind her home on July 15, reports The Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

A Handcuffed man with his oxygen being cutoff for 6 mins while backup officers watched a co worker with a knee on a neck and throat with situation under complete control let the breath of life exit in broad daylight.He was telling him to get up with a knee on his lifeless body. Leadership is non existent. Leadership matters.Leaders remind people how to behave.Morons and lemmings say nothing and more nothing and more nothing and more brainless hate of nothing,angry at nothing all they are left with are themselves.They are left with nothing say nothing

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

The “leaders” in Minnesota/Minneapolis all have D- prefixes TSC. That is D-“leadership”!

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Add this to the list of crisis that stupid Don Trump did not lead.Stupid Don said stupid things but did not lead.Trump looks exhausted

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

It’s on the D-rats from MN TSC. They are the D-rat: Governor, Mayor, and AG.

You’d blame Trump when you piss your pants!!!!

Free Bird
Free Bird
1 month ago

There was vandalism in Pittsfield last night as well. Several vehicles had their windows smashed. Hope someone had security cameras. I agree Dan, if the human race was a race it would finish last.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Free Bird
1 month ago

Such a negative prognostication for our species. The human race is far from last — it is clearly ahead of the pack. We homo sapiens have come as far as we have because we are civilized and smart enough to see that we advance the furthest when we advance together. It may be through fits and starts, but it is clearly the case that our species understands something about what it takes to achieve the progress we need to achieve to make it off this earth before she caves.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Free Bird
1 month ago

Where about? I heard the same thing from people.

D Beatchbeck
D Beatchbeck
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

Me too. In the nuthouse in Brattleboro.

carimunal Aktion
carimunal Aktion
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

The Tyer Mayoral stint ain’t working. With economics and now crime. She should resign,way over her head. Now there were three officers kneeling on the brother in Minnasota. Riots continue.

Free Bird
Free Bird
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

in the Lenox, Weller, Richmond, Briggs Ave area in Pittsfield.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Free Bird
1 month ago

Funny how we don’t read about the vandalism all over the city. If the mayor is still trying to protect an image she should know it is a little too late for that. The city has become an expensive dump to live in if you are Joe Regular. Not so bad if ya hob nob with the right crowd though.

Alphared Hitchkok
Alphared Hitchkok
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Where the funk has the mail been. I haven’t seen the postman in two daze.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

2 people from my friends family had their cars vandalized last night, pretty decent neighborhoods too. Sell if you can before the crime rate starts piling up. So glad I moved out of Pittsfield a couple of years ago, even in the middle-class neighborhoods crime is ticking up.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

If someone were to do the research they might find that hardly anyone left in Pittsfield was born here. Most residents just drifted in unaware of the quicksand they were slipping into. There are still probably ten thousand that would leave tomorrow morning if they could afford to.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

The Good Old Boys who run Pittsfield politics took care of themselves and their supporters (vested & special interests), while letting everyone else pound sand. They thought everyone had to kiss their dirty behinds. It all failed!

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

There was a very embarrassing press conference today for the Minnesota governor. For once, halfway decent questions were asked such as why didn’t you do anything last night to protect public safety? It seems that the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing in Minnesota. First, he pushes blame on Mayor Frey and then said no he respects Mayor Frey, but they just weren’t coordinated. A stupid question was asked about President Trump demanding law and order in Minnesota and clueless Governor said President Trump’s comment just wasn’t helpful. The Governor even said they didn’t want to upset the people of the city which is why they allowed much of the looting, burning, and murders. The National Guard said that if attacked while enforcing the law, their soldiers will defend themselves so no difference from President Trump saying that people who are being lawless should be stopped.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

lt looks like we’re going to do it again. Rumor has it the Baba Ruth League at Deming Park is seeking $120,000.00 to install a sprinkler system at the Baba Ruth field that the general public, meaning youngsters, cannot use. We’ve squandered money before for similar nonsense. Remember Clapp Park? Larry Bossidy gifted Pittsfield with $1,000,000. for “improvement and preservation of playing fields”. Remember how that turned out? After 2 years of not knowing what to do, trucks and trailers were purchased. Then Clapp Park was ruined with a running track that was ridiculously expanded within feet of baseballs home plate and had dangerous tiny sharp stones for its surface. Then it became a mud track. That’s not all! A sprinkler system was installed at the baseball field and the newly made soccer field, which is no longer in use. Talk about a waste of money. A softball field was eliminated. A fence was installed cutting the park in half and small buildings at bottom of hill make winter sledding impossible in that area. At one time this was a park where kids ran, rode swings and bikes, played ball, climbed monkey bars, rode a shooty-shoot, lots of room for running and playing. Now we have a compartmentalized park and paid $400,000. to a contractor evaluations showed was not proficient in this work. On top of that $65,000. was paid to a consultant to tell us what parks to use for this upgrade. It appears officials did not know how much space each park has for upgrades. What other explanation can there be? All this is not made up. It is a matter of record.

Now, a new group of adults are seeking $120,000. to further ruin Deming Park with a sprinkler system to install on an enclosed baseball field that is closed for everyday use for kids visiting the park. The fencing almost cuts the park in half. This was a park where high school ball was played, Pittsfield High and St. Joe’s played football games, and every summer hundreds of youngsters played with supervised park attendants ensuring safety. This has changed, and the proposed improvements will make it worse.

Pittsfield parks were designed to be wide open spaces for youngsters to exercise and learn games in a safe environment. Parks served this purpose for 100 years. If adults now in charge are not up to the task, or just don’t care, then a new system should be devised with interested people who care about children and who know something about sports, exercise, fair play, camaraderie.

Too many of Pittsfield parks have already been ruined for play for children. A final nail in Deming’s coffin should not be a non-needed sprinkler system because Pittsfield receives abundant rain and the grass tat the field is always green. Why is this being considered?

If the sponsors of this ill-faded proposal are successful in raising $120,000. use the money to lower our tax rate.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

One hundred and five thousand is the kickback and the only reason the project came up in the first place. One of the mayors rich friends should pony up this money. How about one of them that is getting tens of thousands off their taxes under the guise of creating jobs and stuff? Haddad or Hotel on North?

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Deming is a great field.The old deming was the worst baseball field in Western Ma.Old Clapp had a road in right field. and a track in center.They now have a scoreboard and bathroom access.

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

You probably put a few baseballs through sacred heart church

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Hi, School Committee, just wondering where the Deming great field was located. Was it to the right of the Elm Street entrance with home plate just beyond the chain-link fence and the old Model Dairy in the background? Year 1950 I was right fielder PHS played Springfield Tech in this field. It was also the practice field for St. Joseph Legion team. This field was scrubbed and new field built off Newell Street with an entrance off a short dirt driveway and to the right where a foul ball could break windows from Newell Street homes? The field was a good one. Clapp still has a road in right field just beyond the right-field fence where a long pop fly is a home run over the fence. I’ll grant you the electric scoreboard is nice, for now. We shall see how functional it is in a few years. Bathroom access is convenient, but there always was a bathroom at Clapp that was never cleaned. It will be interesting to see who cleans the new bathrooms, which should be done on a daily basis. The only good thing about this construction is name of the ballfield. Pittsfield legend Buddy Pellerin is deserving of this honor. He was a great coach and developed many good ballplayers.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

Chuck when we were kids, best times were neighborhood pickup games, football/baseball, in a backyard or cow pasture.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

You have that right, Mad Trapper. In all sports PHS and St. Joseph played the best there was in the state. We played against Brockton, Sommerville, Quincy, Cathedral, Tech, Holyoke, to name a few. Where did we learn to play all games? As you say, in a backyard or cow pasture.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

Mr. G, how right you are. The city parks were the crown jewel back in the day. Clapp is ruined. Still not finished with the hatchet job in the playground area. I am going back with my son next week to find the old tree with your initials. Remind me again who’s initials are with yours, and I will get a picture if I can find it again, and I will sent it to Dan to pass along.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Johnny,
More than initials. Full name but pretty much covered with new bark now. Original carving was 1947. Name under mine is Peg Kennedy. We were 14. The tree is along the fence, up a bit from the old red brick toilet facilities. Carvings are at eye level. Hope you find it. Great memories and good times for kids in a park that was designed for youngsters to have a healthy and safe play space.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

Okay, thanks will keep you posted.

Alphared Hitchkok
Alphared Hitchkok
1 month ago

Black America is going to take this to the next level. Going to be very ugly this summer. Everywhere.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Alphared Hitchkok
1 month ago

Yea, thousands of blacks murdered by other blacks in the inner city, including 10 in Chicago just last weekend, and they don’t say jack. But not they have a great excuse to act like thugs and burn the cities, attack the cops, and steal. And the scared politicans order the cops to stand down and let it happen. Absolutely disgusting. An American police station abandonded, and burned. Cowards I say. Trump is right. Shoot the bastards.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

The Muslim slave trade Dan, which is ongoing? They dealt/deal in Africans too!

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

If there was money to be made the race hustle preacher pimp’s and the like would have spoken up long ago and did much more than a drive bye and say stop killing each other.

Free Bird
Free Bird
1 month ago
Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
1 month ago

This is all heartbreaking. It reminds me of the movie Do The Right Thing. We have a perfect storm of anger, and Covid frustration with not the best leadership from the president. I think the cops were wrong here, and I think racism is very, very real, but there is really no such things as a non violent restraint – it is just an awful human to human exchange that does not work. There should be a policy change to allow non violent to walk with desk ticket.

Alphared Hitchkok
Alphared Hitchkok
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Wtfff….this is the ice berg after tip.This is the one,… enough. Blacks in America are now on the move. and they’re not stopping . Pittsfield will get its dose, they’re not immune.

Alphared Hitchkok
Alphared Hitchkok
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Biden isn’t the answer. Look at his eyes,he’s going to have major physiological problems because of his age. He has no attention span. Trump is a lunatic also. So flip a coin and vote the Planet.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Hello Dan Valenti,

I wish to present you and your readers with facts from Mayor Linda Tyer’s fiscal year 2021 municipal budget for Pittsfield, Massachusetts:

https://www.cityofpittsfield.org/city_hall/finance_and_treasurer/Budgets/FY_21_City_Budget/Pittsfield%20FY2021%20budget-City%20Council.pdf

The city government will receive decreased revenues due to the economic losses from the COVID 19 pandemic. City services will be diminished. The proposed operating budget is $179,322,414. Mayor Linda Tyer may submit to the City Council amended budgets right up until the City Council sets the tax rate.

The excess levy capacity information is interesting. The city government’s levy capacity changed by –80.8 percent. This is yet another example of Matt Kerwood’s creative accounting gimmicks. “Kufflinks” is using $1,870,892 from municipal accounts to offset the loss in state aid revenues. Also, $750,000.00 will be transferred and appropriated from Certified Free Cash to reduce the fiscal year 2021 tax rate. That is a big tax hike ($2,620,892) on Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski. Also, let us not forget that he (Matt Kerwood) has a $10.1 million slush fund.

As of June 30, 2019, Pittsfield had $164,239,033 in capital debt accounts, which does not include its OPEB liabilities. Municipal debts will be increasing over the next decade, while Pittsfield tax base will continue to shrink with population and job loss. The most recent figures from the state Department of Unemployment Assistance (as of May 27, 2020) show Berkshire County with a (COVID 19 pandemic) jobless rate of about 16 percent and Pittsfield at 18 percent.

– Jonathan Melle

Maribawld Dufroniez
Maribawld Dufroniez
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Kuffkinks is a genius!

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

So how much, percentage wise, will us Kapanskis’ propety go up?

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

I don’t know the exact percentage that municipal taxes will increase in Pittsfield in fiscal year 2021. A couple of things frustrated me. First, why does Matt Kerwood have a $10.1 million slush fund? Second, why is Matt Kerwood using accounting gimmicks to present a budget to the City Council and taxpayers of Pittsfield? Does he think that they are all financially illiterate and will fall for it? Third, Mayor Linda Tyer said that city services will be diminished, but taxpayers are still being hit with +$2.62 million in municipal tax hikes. That means that municipal taxpayers will be paying more for less city services. Fourth, if Pittsfield’s jobless rate is at 18%, what is Mayor Linda Tyer’s post-pandemic plan to bring back jobs to the city’s distressed economy? Fifth and lastly, why is Pittsfield (Mass.) in such deep debt? What is their “credit card” limit and how close are they to going financially insolvent?

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Her jobs plan is to spend 100k on outdoor sprinklers in a field (do I have that right?) outside because one of her goombas sells sprinkler systems?
I saw also that the Museum (that is no longer a museum) is going to be doing renovations with the the Norman Rockwell money. Downtown Pittsfield Incs finest will get the graft in that. RICO check anyone … anyone? Crooks.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Enforce the effing law. Lock up the looters and arsonists. Shoot the bastards too if they resist. Trump was right. Bring in the national guard. These animals, regardless of skin color, and injustices, perceived or real, have no right to do what they are doing. It’s already spreading to other cities. These gutless politicians better grow a pair in a hurry, and put a stop to this bull shit. Pronto.

Substation pct
Substation pct
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

I say give them all 10 grand to go home.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Substation pct
1 month ago

Yea, you must be a progressive Pelosi loving left wing type. You give em 10,000 g, they will demand double next time. Problem is they don’t want the American dream, they want everything handed to them. Too many years of freebies, from birth to prison.

Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Reply to  Substation pct
1 month ago

Reparations will be forthcoming. Unreal BS.

Gigi
Gigi
1 month ago

Attaboy, President Trump! Dump the W.H.O. – way too cozy a relationship with China!

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/29/donald-trump-america-terminating-relationship-with-world-health-organization/

RN
RN
1 month ago

Spike in cases include those in a YMCA daycare program

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  RN
1 month ago

You haven’t heard? No one cares about COVID anymore, the media is on to the next story. You know, I find it funny though that NO ONE is talking about COVID while there are protests going on in major cities across the country, but regular working people that actually contribute to society were condemned for peacefully protesting at the state house for simply wanting to open up their own businesses.

RN
RN
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

I agree. They aren’t really talking about social distancing.
People can calmly go to the beach or go to a park and face arrest or fines because of social distancing concerns but if you are looting, shooting, or starting fires you get a free mask from the city or state.

Also why no coverage in the Eagle of the YMCA shutting down classrooms? Sending staff home to quarantine?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  RN
1 month ago

Is that the tip of the iceberg that we are not hearing about? If they would hide things like that it suggests there may be more. Don’t rely on the newspaper cuz they ain’t your friend unless you are advertising with them.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

The Left Winged Parrot has not been Berkshire county resident’s friend many years now, but they love nutty liberals.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  RN
1 month ago

Excellent point RN. Normal people can’t open businesses or go to park or playground, without the cops coming down hard on them, but the animals are given a free pass to steal and commit arson, and the cops and firemen are ordered to stand down.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  RN
1 month ago

We are Venezuela now.

Cordless Collaborator
Cordless Collaborator
1 month ago

With Floyd dead who’ll run the barbershop?

JoePesci
JoePesci
1 month ago

Well, well, autopsy has shown Floyd did not die of Knee to neck but rather heart disease and drugs – awaiting toxicology results., Perhaps all the animals will return their stolen goods to Target, or is it burned to the ground? And why was he put on ground to begin with? Because he refused to get in the cruiser and put himself there, in other words, he brought the whole thing on himself.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

He totally brought this upon himself and while cops actions wrong they are not going to be found guilty of murder in any form, if they get a fair trial and have good lawyers.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

Really stupid statement Johnny. What he brought upon himself was his arrest. He did not bring abuse of authority upon himself, the police did that. As for the autopsy, it was clearly a combination of a not healthy man and abusive of force by the police. Just read the report. “Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.”

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  jon doe
1 month ago

A stupid statement jon – that’s an opinion, not a fact. The fact is the arrestee brought this on himself by resisting arrest, necessitating several officers to restrain him, which, coupled with his heart trouble and drugs in system, led to his death. The knee to the neck had little or nothing to do with it.  His poor choices led to his death.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  jon doe
1 month ago

The preliminary autopsy report found “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation,”

AverageCop
AverageCop
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

Damn right Johnny. It’s called resisting arrest, and cops have to go hands on, and ground stabalize the guy, and the end result was likely postional asphyxia, all of which could have been avoided had the subject simply complied with the cops.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

BS,the police had complete control of this man.They also have complete responsibility for his safety.Nobody likes this but the fact is his face was pinned against the asphalt with a knee.He is handcuffed and now the responsibility of those policeThe police were in control.So much control they killed him.He was STRUGGLING to inform this officer that he could not BREATH and then he was lifeless.And all the fake patriots sing in unison.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Not true that cops killed him – cause of death had nothing to do with knee to neck. That’s the fact jack.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

Please show us that “fact” in writing Johnny. Here’s what the coroner had to say ““Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.” I don’t see where it says “the cause of death had nothing to do with the neck”.To the contrary, it says it likely contributed to his death. As for drugs in his system, unless there’s been an updated report, this report was only supposition and not normal language in an autopsy report.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  jon doe
1 month ago

“no signs of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation” – TThis sentence is right above the one you cherry picked Jon. What that means, to a layman, or a legalman, is the knee to neck did not cause death.
 

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

Let’s look at the whole quote then Johnny. And be sure to make a note of the section I put in boldface. I would think that having a 200 pound man stepping on your neck for 9 minutes would constitute restraint, but perhaps I’m confused. Why don’t you let some 200 pound guy stand on your neck for nine minutes and then let us know if you felt restrained.
 
“The complaint filed by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office also cited a preliminary autopsy report showing that there were “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”
 
Instead, the report said that it was the “combined effect of Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions, and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.”Floyd was 46 when he died. He had underlying health conditions, including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease, according to the report.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

100% agree that the people looting, rioting etc should be arrested and held accountable. But that doesn’t change the original event or the frustration some people feel. I think we have a different perspective living in the North. It’s still a different world south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Well the D-rat MN Governor and Mayor Frey imposed a 8pm curfew Friday night in Minneapolis. The police and Minnesota NG promptly disappeared about that time, and the riots continued. Was this a “self imposed “curfew?

Democrat Mayor Frey refused to allow churches to open this week, but apparently the looters and rioters are not “social distancing” so he has decided to provide them with face masks!!! Masks for robbers and looters? What a novel idea!

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/minneapolis-mayor-says-facemasks-given-to-rioters-as-other-residents-told-to-avoid-mass-gatherings

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

The Democrat MN Governor has asked President Trump for help before the entire city is burned to the ground. How will the liberal media spin this? Rev. Sharpton is pleading for them to stop burning down African American businesses. The virus is also going to spread in these areas since so little caution is being used.

Pleeze Cumply
Pleeze Cumply
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Did Floyd comply? Nine minutes of complying with a knee on his neck, all the while the cop with a hand in his pocket.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

It seems President Trump is preparing to follow up on restoring order in the riotous cities.

“Pentagon orders Army to put military police on alert to deploy to Minneapolis”

https://www.masslive.com/news/2020/05/pentagon-orders-army-to-put-military-police-on-alert-to-deploy-to-minneapolis.html

By The Associated Press

“DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests.

Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders. Soldiers in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have been told to be ready within 24 hours. The people did not want their names used because they were not authorized to discuss the preparations……..

The person said the military units would be deployed under the Insurrection Act of 1807, which was last used in 1992 during the riots in Los Angeles that followed the Rodney King trial.

“If this is where the president is headed response-wise, it would represent a significant escalation and a determination that the various state and local authorities are not up to the task of responding to the growing unrest,” said Brad Moss, a Washington D.C.-based attorney, who specializes in national security.

Members of the police units were on a 30-minute recall alert early Saturday, meaning they would have to return to their bases inside that time limit in preparation for deployment to Minneapolis inside of four hours. Units at Fort Drum are slated to head to Minneapolis first, according to the three people, including two Defense Department officials. Roughly 800 U.S. soldiers would deploy to the city if called.”

Merguez
Merguez
1 month ago

THE PLANET can express no sufficient amount of outrace … . Interesting editing error from a psychological perspective. Of course, you meant outrage. And outrage it is. Imagine living with the cumulative effect of generations of being considered “less than” because of the color of your skin. I would ask some of your angry white male commenters to just consider what that would be like. The anger and outrage is real. What is missing is a leader like Dr. King who was rightfully angry as hell but who channeled that anger into a positive and inspiring movement. Our country needs such a leader now.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Merguez
1 month ago

This goes well beyond protesting. Just heard there is evidence of not only Antifa being in Minnesota last night, but also terrorist cells. There are some groups that want to tear down this entire country and they are working with various organizations. These organizations have to be traced from the arrests they are making because this has unfortunately taken a turn towards being about far more than what happened on Monday night. We are now fighting for our country.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Nobody would like to see America implode more than Mr. Putin. Donald Trumps friend, Mr. Putin. Guarantee he is doing all he can behind the scenes to stoke this fire. And at this point China and the rest of the world probably do not give a shit if America burns either. We wanted America First ? Well we might be America Alone with all our massive problems now. They are going to sit back and eat popcorn and watch it on TV.

tiredandrad
tiredandrad
Reply to  Merguez
1 month ago

Dan,when are we going to form a protest at City Hall?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  tiredandrad
1 month ago

Dan isn’t a city resident. You, however, are. Why don’t you organize it? Why is it always somebody else’s job?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

I think it is a great and long over due idea. Not everyone who would like to see it or participate in it is healthy enough to organize it though Fritz? Are you on the city payroll?

Gigi
Gigi
1 month ago

This is the problem with our country……….tyrants like Ms. Lightfoot, mayor of Chicago. President Trump reacted to the violence in Minneapolis by offering support in the form of military action to control the lawbreakers, which I heartily agree with. Ms. Lightfoot, a radical leftist in charge of the most violent city in America, disagrees with Trump and attempts to change the subject. This is the leader who is overseeing a city-wide lockdown, but it didn’t stop HER from getting her hair done. Do as I say but not as I do. It is truly unfortunate for the citizens of Chicago and the state to have Lightfoot and Gov. Pritzker in charge – the guy who instituted a state-wide lockdown but flew his wife & kids to their mansion in Florida.
Elections have consequences.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/29/chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-my-message-to-donald-trump-is-f-you/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

That’s the problem. They do nothing to stop the violence and then hide away in their gated communities and mansions. If it was their neighborhood and their home or business was threatened, you can be sure these Democrat politicians wouldn’t be allowing the torching and looting. They wouldn’t be saying, “We need to let them do some destruction”, or my favorite line from one liberal commentator, Donna Brazile, when asked about the torching of buildings, “Well, it’s just a building”, she said.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Pat, As you can see by my referencing the leadership of MLK, I do not condone violent protests, arson or looting. My question is where is the leadership for the rightly outraged black community and those non-blacks who stand with them? Sharpton certainly is not it. All decent people should be outraged by the murder of this man. My fear is that by responding with violence, destruction and mayhem, the cause for racial justice and equality is harmed.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Saddened but not surprised by senseless violence. But how much can one take and not lose it? Being a black male in our country puts you at far greater risk of being seriously harmed if not senselessly killed by the police.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Donald wants the Governor of North Carolina to provide a venue for 50,000 people for the republican convention. And he is demanding that no masks or social distancing be required. Is he literally trying to kill people or does he just have no compassion for humanity? I think the guy hates himself and is taking it out on just about everyone else.
Pat could you please spin this one for me?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

Absurdo – did you not get the memo? Covid is over, except in NY nursing homes.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

By the end of this week it will be as bad as ever but with everyone now fudging the numbers one can’t tell what the hell is going on.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

So sad. This man invested all his money in his business and has now lost it all from the looting and torching in Minneapolis. He was so excited to finally be opening after COVID-19 restrictions and now this. Spreading misery throughout this community isn’t solving any problems. Drug cartels could be destroying property too in order to bring communities to despair so they are willing to get hooked on heroin and cocaine. The violence needs to stop.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/firefighter-business-bar-minneapolis-riots?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM%202020-05-30&utm_term=TheBlaze%20Daily%20AM%20-%20last%20270%20days

Link From Madsquad
Link From Madsquad
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

L a cops firing rubber bullets at protestors.

Vital Tuinsext
Vital Tuinsext
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Wait until tonight and the long hot summer. Charge the other cops.

Chitown Looter
Chitown Looter
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

It’s on.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Hate destroys everything. Tolerating hate and not calling it out destroys everthing.Not being understood the way you would like to be understood.Zero leadership in pointing out hate.Promoting hate destroys everything. Misplaced blame on those without wealth or power is ignorance. Ignorance leads to hate.Hate destroys the very thing you want most.President Trump was elected to bring us back in time to a place where white men thought we were Great.Trump was elected to wipe out the last 50 years of equality.That is hate.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

What’s changed in the last 50 years? Politicians have been saying the same shit every election cycle to get elected and use the same talking points from way back when.

Bruno Hakalugi
Bruno Hakalugi
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

tsc is the biggest hater on this blog.

Big Jim McBob and Billy Sol Urol
Big Jim McBob and Billy Sol Urol
1 month ago

Someone mentioned it in this thread already, but be interesting to see the autopsy and toxicology report on G. Floyd. As with other blackiness rush to judgment–Twanah (sp?) Brawley lied, Trayvon was a punk, and “hands up don’t shoot” was an out and out lie (read black AG Holder’s own DOJ report on this), best to withhold our our judgment until all the facts are in.

Though it does seem like the officer here should have been fired and prosecuted long ago. And I don’t get the knee on neck move. Chief Jay Strongbow never used it, did he?

“Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”

Oh, them cities blowed up good. Yesum, they blowed up real good.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

May 30, 2020

Hello Pat,

Pittsfield politics makes a mockery of democracy! After many decades, it is still run by the Good Old Boys (& Girls) club. Pittsfield politicians are mostly interrelated, multigenerational families that conspiratorially keep each other in political office by serving the vested and special interests over the people who live in fear of them.

Massachusetts politics is ran by Boston Democratic Party powerbrokers. The people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts all know that Boston Pols are never to be trusted. The Berkshire legislative delegation to Beacon Hill are more like bureaucrats who get rewarded for following top-down orders than Legislators who represent their Western Massachusetts legislative districts.

U.S. Representative Richard Neal is totally corrupt. He is the top Democrat in U.S. Congress for accepting K Street corporate PAC special interest dollars. The people he supposedly represents in mostly rural Western Massachusetts have nothing in common with his corporate agenda. If you are not a wealthy corporate PAC, Congressman Richie Neal doesn’t really represent you.

U.S. Senator Ed Markey and challenger Congressman Joe Kennedy are infighting for no good reason. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s politics are questionable because she has been known to fill her own and other Democrats’ campaign coffers with Wall Street dollars.

Donald Trump’s main strategy to win a second term in the Oval Office this year is to blame China for all of our country’s problems. He is wrong to target a race of people to win votes. The Chinese have been discriminated in our country since the 19th Century. Hitler rose to power by blaming the Jewish people for Germany’s problems. Jews have been persecuted for thousands of years.

The U.S. Senate will reconvene on Monday, June 1st, 2020, after taking all of April and half of May off from work. It is an election year, so I believe they will pass another stimulus package soon. Capitol Hill is still raising campaign money from K Street lobbyists, while millions of American workers have lost their jobs and health insurance. Most of Capitol Hill’s stimulus money went to Wall Street and the corporate elites.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Patrick Fennell wrote:

Jonathon;

Pittsfield hasn’t had a democrat mayor in over five decades and MA has been run by a veto-proof Democrat legislator since before I was born and that is sixty-three years.

More people in the banking and investment businesses are democrats as well as the billionaires in the US. At Twitter for example, 98% of their employees donated to the Clinton campaign. Gates has milked the system so well he is a happy liberal. Someday I will tell you a funny story about him. I ate next to him at a diner at the Everett Airport in Washington state.

The tax laws, as well as 90% of laws passed, are written by lobbyists. Let’s be honest Richie Neal can’t read or write, just raises his hand when nudged.

At this point, if anyone doesn’t see all the flaws and corruption in government on ALL levels they are idiots. The China Crisis has certainly not been the government’s best movement and will be a major failure in history books.

So in November when you see Smitty, Richie Neal, and adam Hinds on your ballots, think of all they have NOT done during this crisis. Not sure if Markey will be on a MA or MD ballot, but JoeKIII just mumble incoherently for a living.

Patrick Fennell

Don Bandeeto
Don Bandeeto
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Trump America. Only the rich survive.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Don Bandeeto
1 month ago

The Progressive Democrat rich are hiding in their quiet wealthy neighborhoods watching Antifa and the poor destroy their already poor neighborhoods. No leadership in these progressive cities and states.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Melle,
Your support of Antifa and Elizabeth Warren is well documented on this blog. You have also misrepresented Trump’s approach to Communist China. He is not “targeting a race of people” but rather the past U.S. political practices of allowing China to monopolize certain areas of manufacturing and trade. I find your communist/socialist views highly offensive.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

May 31, 2020
 
Hello Mr. Fritz,
 
My negative views against U.S. President Donald Trump are all on my blog page:
 
https://jonathanmelleonpolitics.blogspot.com/2016/11/fascist-us-president-donald-trump.html
 
I have read many news articles and opinion pieces about Trump’s 2020 reelection strategy, and it is to blame everyone but himself for our country’s problems. Trump’s campaign will blame China for our country’s post industrial rust belt economy and COVID 19 pandemic. Trump’s campaign will point to minority immigrants for taking away white peoples’ blue collar manufacturing jobs. Trump brought back far right political operative Stephen Bannon to get his racist messages out to rust belt, Appalachia, and Bible belt white America.
 
As for Elizabeth Warren, I did support her for U.S. President. I believe she has lived the life of a working class family that has been screwed by the corporate and ruling elites in America. She has fought the excesses of Wall Street and the economic injustices against Main Street.
 
As for the ANTIFA, I do not support extremism on any side. I believe Trump is blaming the far left and ANTIFA to deflect blame against himself, his racist policies, the far right he is appealing to, systemic injustices in our legal system, and police brutality.
 
Best wishes,
 
Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Hello Pat,
 
I will never support Donald Trump because I believe in Human Rights, while Trump believes in White Nationalism. I believe Trump is similar to Hitler because he is basing his reelection campaign on blaming China and minority immigrants for all of America’s problems. Hitler rose to power by blaming Jews and the others for all of Germany’s problems.
 
You, Pat, made good points about how we got to our post industrial rust belt America that favors Wall Street over Main Street. In closing, (sarcasm): never stand in between a Member of U.S. Congress and a corporate K Street lobbyist.
 
Best wishes,
 
Jonathan

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

You don’t support extremism? What do you call Antifa, a Boy Scout group? They’ve just been designated a terrorist organization.
 
Trump “blames everyone but himself for our country’s problems?”I believe you are projecting your own philosophy onto Trump. Trump is attempting to overcome decades of corrupt politicians who have sold out our country for personal gain. Your man Biden is one of them.
 
No Melle, I do not agree with your political & personal views. We will agree to disagree on most issues.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Hello again Pat,
 
What about the alt right or far right hate march that took place a few years ago in Charlottesville, Virginia? Everyone except Donald Trump was outraged by the Nazi symbols and messages.
 
I believe everybody, and all political parties, and all politicians, should fully support Human Rights for all Peoples and people of our country and the World. Human Rights is the only answer for every religious and/or civic belief in the universal message of “The Golden Rule” and “Peace on Earth”.
 
Hitler was wrong to blame and persecute the Jewish people. Trump should be told that his far right campaign strategy is wrong to blame and be hostile against China to win the rural white vote.
 
Per the politics of poverty, pay all American workers a living wage with affordable housing and health insurance. Fully fund public schools. Mandate retirement accounts for every citizen, and fully fund social insurance programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. After all of this is done, then talk to me about public housing projects and the like.
 
Bill Clinton’s corporate and Wall Street politics supported NAFTA and the deregulation of Wall Street financial institutions. Since Clinton, the U.S. economy has had two of the worst recessions (2002 & 2008) since the Great Depression in the 1930s.
 
The working class lost ground, while the top 1 percent gained over the past decades. The underclass is bigger than ever before, and Capitol Hill/K Street is doing nothing to help them. Trump is exploiting the rust belt, but his supply side economic policies have not changed anything for Main Street America.
 
Best wishes,
 
Jonathan

GMHeller
GMHeller
1 month ago

RIOTS.

ANTIFA.

SOROS.

GMHeller
GMHeller
1 month ago

Alleged ANTIFA terrorist Samantha Shader, 27, from Catskill, NY, charged with attempted murder after hurling Molotov cocktail into an occupied New York Police Department van Friday night in Brooklyn, NY. Shader’s sister, Darian Shader, 21, was also taken into custody.
SEE: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/30/woman-who-torched-nypd-van-during-protests-facing-/
SEE: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-molotov-cocktail-tossers-floyd-protests-20200531-vnvnnul2l5gq5hsusn5bhv4ud4-story.html

Pat
Pat
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

Soros backed Progressives are encouraging kids to attack cops. This is disgusting. Antifa is heavily involved. Progressives are using and abusing these poor communities again right before an election.
https://twitter.com/RealCandaceO/status/1266917237769875457?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

RN
RN
1 month ago

At least two staff and 16 students on quarantine due to COVID at the YMCA daycare program.

mane detectiv
mane detectiv
Reply to  RN
1 month ago

As predicted on here if camps and home,day care public are open. Close them down! You can’t submit kids to catch the virus.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  RN
1 month ago

Yah. I read that in the Eagle. No, not really, but if they knew I am sure they would have told us about it. Uh, unless of course they were instructed NOT to. And if the mayor knew about it she would have told us? NO? Aww that’s a shame that she would seem to be doing so well only to find out there are things we are not being told about. Hmmmm…

Tarbell Travelin
Tarbell Travelin
Reply to  RN
1 month ago

R N Are you serious. When did they reopen?

RN
RN
Reply to  Tarbell Travelin
1 month ago

They’ve been open the whole time as daycare for essential employees.

They’ve not been social distancing, the kids take off masks all the time, they share supplies. They’ve not been following most of the educational guidelines for social distancing.

So a staff member, an educator tested positive, then another did. So they’ve sent that whole class/group home. The other groups are still running as they are isolated.

It’s strange that it’s not been mentioned by anyone yet.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
1 month ago
Pat
Pat
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

If Twitter is editing and policing comments then they become a publisher and they do not deserve protection. Their editing and policing is favoring the left.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

That is what Trump’s change in law would like to imply. Twitter and FB are in an impossible position with being told to filter ‘Russian operatives’ and white supremacists and the anti vaccine nut jobs. I would not want to be responsible for that – I would want to stay a common carrier. I think the best thing we could do is try and find common sensible ground between Americans. I wish Americans would stop being so stupid.

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Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Amen to prayer that Americans would stop being so stupid. Examples exist on both the left and the right. Critical thinking skills, anyone?

Bruno Hakalugi
Bruno Hakalugi
1 month ago

Where was the social distancing at yesterday’s demonstration at Park Square? Over 400 there including Squeaky and the Splendid Spender and 3am Barry.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I like 3 AM Barry myself.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Bruno Hakalugi
1 month ago

A peaceful civilized protest at park square with all masked.Pittsfield did it perfectly.Hundreds showed respect.Those not participating or not believing showed respect.That is all that is required.

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Bruno Hakalugi
Bruno Hakalugi
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

As of March 23rd, Governor Baker has restricted gatherings to no more than 10 people.​ Read more: March 23 Press Release.

Clinton Kisses
Clinton Kisses
Reply to  Bruno Hakalugi
1 month ago

Why isn’t the city enforcing it? The masks and distancing.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Bruno Hakalugi
1 month ago

They don’t protest the law treating Yuki one way and the Rusty Anchor another. That would be too personal … and the Spender might blacklist them. They are also actively supporting a candidate who was against integrating schools in Boston. Thank you Biden.

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TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Bruno Hakalugi
1 month ago

Bakers’ orders don’t apply to looters, thieves, arsonists, or so called protesters. Average, law abiding people have to social distance and wear stupid masks, but thugs and thievs run wild like animals, and are left alone.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Bruno Hakalugi
1 month ago

I was also shocked to see the pic of 400 people crammed onto Park Square. Was a permit pulled for this event? If so, who signed it? Tyer has been giving us lectures about social distancing, yet this gathering was allowed to proceed. Why? I guess the NAACP and Lt. Gov. Polito ( she had a large party over the holiday weekend, contrary to her own edict) get a pass.Yet my son is not allowed to have a proper graduation or even a party due to the lockdown rules. Double standard! Schools are closed yet large public gatherings appear to have the blessing of the Mayor & Police Chief.

Come On Man
Come On Man
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Unlikely a permit was pulled. With all the red tape it takes weeks to get a permit and you need insurance etc.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Come On Man
1 month ago

This ‘protest’ is so dumb and dumb in a very Pittsfield way. It’s like Park Square is where attention seekers go to show their solidarity to some invisible audience – oh wait there is the Eagle. We care! We are part of this! We broke the law organizing here! Do they feel stupid shutting down Crane for apparently no good reason? It’s like teenagers wanting their own high school ‘We are the world’ concert. If they like the protests so much why don’t they let someone burn down Hotel on North?

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Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Bruno Hakalugi
1 month ago

I would also like to know why my comments are always held by your robot, Dan.

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Americas President is missing and has been for months.We can do this without him.The people are winning without his ignorance.His kind of ignorance is cheap.Stay where you are Trump.Americans got this.

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Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Speaking of ignorance.There’s a cure for ignorance. Stupid is forever. Damn you’re stupid.

GMHeller
GMHeller
1 month ago

“We took AR-15’s off of people; we took guns off of people. We noted that once again their tactics had also changed. We noted that we were seeing cars drive through our neighborhoods and through our communities without any license plates on them, and with their lights out, and their windows blacked out. Police moved to stop those vehicles and when they did the drivers and occupants of those vehicles fled on foot. Some were arrested.” — John Herrington, Commissioner, Minneapolis Dept. of Public Safety, press conference, 5/30/2020.
 

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Bruno Hakalugi
Bruno Hakalugi
1 month ago

Below is from the Berkshire Eagle. I guess we don’t have to follow Baker’s orders anymore.
 
Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington, who came with her young son, was feeling a similar sentiment.
“It’s actually comforting to be here together on this afternoon,” she said. In an interview as she walked toward the park, Mayor Linda Tyer said she wanted to be with the community. “I’m just still in utter heartbreak over what happened to George Floyd. It’s important, in my heart, to stand here with the people in our city and in our county and express solidarity in our demand for justice.”
“Look at what they’ve been able to pull off in a short time,” she said of event organizers.
As the park filled, the noise level rose.
“It’s good to see all the horns beeping,” said Barry Clairmont, Tyer’s husband. “People get it.”

Gigi
Gigi
1 month ago

Biden’s staffers helping to bail out Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists arrested during the mayhem in Minneapolis.
 
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/least-13-joe-biden-staffers-donate-group-supporting-violent-minnesota-looters-rioters/

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

DNC calling BLM & Antifa their “Interns”…

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

Ilhan Omar’s daughter cheering on Antifa. Notice the wish list Antifa has in the email and is clear proof they were on Lake Street in Minnesota during the time the police baracks was destroyed.
https://thepostmillennial.com/ilhan-omars-daughter-shows-support-for-antifa-group-organizing-riots-in-minneapolis

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

Nothing has changed for these bums rioting except for the fear of full employment, wars ending, everybody does better no matter your color. “A rising tide lifts all boats.” Of course this is a leftist, totalitarians worst nightmare. People free from government bondage. Democrat politicians need victims to keep power and the bums need politicians to be bums. A symbiotic relationship forged in hell.

Apocolipdon
Apocolipdon
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

I was watching the kids run into the road after a ball on west street from the house on rhe corner of s Onota and West St. No masks and no social distancing.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

Burn it down! All of it!! Well maybe not all. More proof of the hypocrisy from those who claim otherwise.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/liberal-writer-espn-encourages-terrorists-burn-low-income-housing-unit-freaks-rioters-show-house/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

This shows the name of Ilhan daughter’s name on the retweet of the Antifa supply list near the police baracks on Lake Street.
https://www.nationalistreview.net/2020/05/28/ilhan-omars-daughter-retweets-list-of-supplies-needed-for-minneapolis-riot/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

They also got rid of the Omar Antifa tweet real quick too, but we have it. Really seems like what these people are doing is unbelievably criminal.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

Couldn’t help but see in your post that the Governor of Minnesota’s daughter was also sending out terrorist posts. This is unreal.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

This is bad. Even the daughter of the Governor of Minnesota is supplying information on national guard movements to Antifa?!?

Big Jim McBob and Billy Sol Urol
Big Jim McBob and Billy Sol Urol
1 month ago

Autopsy results Monday, y’all.
 
I got 2 to 1 says Ossifer Chauvin is ultimately acquitted and reinstated.
 
Them protesters have handled theyselves good, real good.
 
If Soros isn’t careful, Trump will win as the law-n-order candidate . . .

Big Jim McBob and Billy Sol Urol
Big Jim McBob and Billy Sol Urol
Reply to  Big Jim McBob and Billy Sol Urol
1 month ago

Ooh, and did you see that Chauvin and Floyd had worked together bouncin’ at club?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

I must ask again. Who cares about Jonathan Melle? I mean, outside of having respect for his dignity as a human person and all–and a veteran.

ProCo Belanmo
ProCo Belanmo
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

He seems to be a hot head at times. With authority.

ProCo Belanmo
ProCo Belanmo
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Jon has the right to blog here like everyone else. If you don’t like what he writes vote thumbs down. Most of his rants are repetitive,uhhhh,just like every Trump supporter on here. Come November you can change that.

Kids Saftee
Kids Saftee
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Who are you? The Michael Jordan of the Planet? Clean up your own game Eddie.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

I care about him, despite my frequent disagreements. He is a fellow Planeteer with just as much right to post as the rest of us.

Kids Saftee
Kids Saftee
1 month ago

Can’t understand how a sitting City Councilor can be on a appointed board..License Board?… performing an unbiased task as a member of the city council? Currently the residents of ward seven are being screwed by their city councilor as she has voted for expansion at the former ITAM without any consideration for the neighborhood. First and foremost, and forget noise, the travel lanes to and from that place aren’t big enough to begin with.

AverageJoe
AverageJoe
1 month ago

Those Assoholic A-Hole demoratic governors such as Cuomo went on tv for hours at a time droning on about Corona lockdows, and how dare the Average Joe go outside and infect others, ad nauseum, but they shut their effin mouths, or actually support, the rioters, looters, and arsonists, who are not only ignoring Cornoa orders, but committing serious crimes in the process. Trump was right. Open fire on the bastards.

Moving Mermade
Moving Mermade
Reply to  AverageJoe
1 month ago

Looks like Baltimore is heating up for another riot. Cold be very very ugly tonight.

Claitedigs K
Claitedigs K
Reply to  AverageJoe
1 month ago

Another situation in Baltimore where an elderly woman was crying and says no she wished she was with George and was not able to buy goods from her neighborhood store because of looters. Please President Trump and Mr. Mc Connell give them stimulus,but try to do it soon. Many people are losing hope.

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Trump invited police to put a knee on the neck .Dan says non compliance invited this.American Christians expect police to subdue in the safest least restrictive way.You promote thug behavior by police and its disrespectful of all the police who go to work. Dan ,your views are blatantly ignorant.You saw his foot reposition so he was more comfortable on his neck.You saw the weight shift after 4 min..you also heard 3 different people in control human beings beg for this mans life.You also heard them say you just killed this man.You saw it and you heard the witnesses.Not one of these p eople are going to say in front of a jury that he invited this.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

He did not die from knee to neck. Read the arrest report. You are the ignorant one. And now these animals have vandalized the Lincoln Memoral and the useless DC mayor has put a curfew in effect but not until 11pm. Meanwhile the animals are gathering by the hunreds outside the White House. I hope they all get locked up.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Knee to neck is allowed in Minnesota TSC, and further more, it did not cause death.

Send Itinn
Send Itinn
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

If you put a gun to my head all things considered,to future criminals: if you don’t want a situation, then don’t create it.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

Cause and effect Johnny. I would think that having a 200 pound man stepping on your neck for 9 minutes would constitute restraint, but perhaps I’m confused. Why don’t you let some 200 pound guy stand on your neck for nine minutes and then let us know if you felt restrained.
 
From the autopsy report:
 
“The complaint filed by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office also cited a preliminary autopsy report showing that there were “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”
 
Instead, the report said that it was the “combined effect of Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions, and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.”Floyd was 46 when he died. He had underlying health conditions, including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease, according to the report.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  jon doe
1 month ago

Yea. Restraint used, as in handcuffs, and cops going hands on, due to non compliant subject. You obviously know nothing of postional asphixia. The report cleary states there was no evidence of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation. In other words, the knee to the neck was not enough to kill the man.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  jon doe
1 month ago

If someone actually stepped on your neck, you would be out like a light, and likely dead, in less than two minutes. The fact so many minutes went by shows the force was not that great. It will all be argued by the medical experts in court. If you’ll excuse me now, some of us have a life. I have a job to go to in the morning.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

Well, he didn’t have a pulse for the last three minutes of the nine minutes he was held down, so there’s that. Oh, and by the way, the Minneapolis Police Chief just called the act a violation of humanity.

Ereloquint
Ereloquint
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

There’s only one person who can stop the situation in Trumps America tonight, immediately. Ain’t going to happen. Now all hell is going to break out.

FloydTheBarber
FloydTheBarber
1 month ago

Guess the race

A Ivy League-educated lawyer and member of a Brooklyn community board was among those arrested for hurling a Molotov cocktail at a marked NYPD vehicle amid George Floyd protests, it was revealed Sunday.

Colinford Mattis, 32, was allegedly behind the wheel of a tan minivan as his passenger, fellow attorney Urooj Rahman, allegedly hurled the incendiary at an empty NYPD vehicle outside the 88th Precinct station house in Fort Greene early on Saturday.

Mattis, a graduate of Princeton University and New York University law school, is an associate at corporate Manhattan firm Pryor Cashman.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  FloydTheBarber
1 month ago

Shit bums come in all shapes and sizes, and colors.

ComeOnMan
ComeOnMan
1 month ago

There are over 10 millions arrest per year, that’s one every 3 seconds. Considering blacks commit 8 times more crime as whites, improper use of force to a serious degree is actually a very small percentage of arrests, and in almost all cases, the arrestees bring in on themselves, by resisting.

Come On Man
Come On Man
Reply to  ComeOnMan
1 month ago

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Send Itinn
Send Itinn
Reply to  Come On Man
1 month ago

The looters get a pass tonight,masks on and cant identify.

Eddie X
Eddie X
Reply to  ComeOnMan
1 month ago

Agree with you and Dan,don’t resist,comply.